The Newberry Book Fair | Newberry

The Newberry Book Fair

We will not hold the Newberry Book Fair in 2021 because of the ongoing risks associated with large indoor gatherings. However, we are planning “Book Fair Express,” which will allow you to shop online for boxes of books in your favorite categories. With safety measures in place, we hope to recreate the thrill of unexpected discovery you’ve experienced at past Book Fairs. Stay tuned for more information early this summer.


Are you accepting donations?

We are not currently accepting donations to the Book Fair. Below is a list of other organizations in Chicago that are currently accepting donations.

Will I be able to get into Preview Night next year?

If you were eligible to attend Book Fair Preview Night in 2020 or 2021, we plan to invite you to Preview Night in 2022. We do hope you will continue your support of the Newberry’s Annual Fund by renewing your membership.

Are there other ways I can volunteer at the Newberry?

We have many virtual volunteer opportunities, as well as other in-person volunteer opportunities that are likely to resume later in 2021.